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Gandalf

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Pop Culture Paganism
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:26:18 AM »

What is your opinion on it? For me, I don't really mind incorporating it into my practices. For example, taking an elven phrase from Lord of the Rings, putting protective intent into it, then casting it is an example of Pop Culture Paganism.

Now, worshiping the seven gods from Game of Thrones is different. It's creating a thought form and putting energy into that thought form.

People tend to get PCP and actual fantasy mixed up a lot. Worshiping the three goddesses from The Legend of Zelda is fantasy.   Taking "Fus Roh Dah" from Skyrim and putting protection intent into that is Pop Culture Paganism.

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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 01:59:30 PM »


What you describe is something akin to Chaos magic. Personally, If I were going to invent a deity for a magical purpose, I'd invent my own name, rather than using a pop culture reference, jus because I'd know what *I* mean when I use the word.

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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 08:43:06 PM »

I am a traditional kind of girl - not into the pop culture stuff.  Privately, GW and I might have a good laugh about the tarot kit for "hip" witches we saw on the web last night, but I think people should practice whatever works for them.
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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 10:47:44 AM »

Being a Witch, Pagan, or Heathen is to unplug from such puerile nonsense and listen to our own inner voice. One can not be in tune with the natural world while overloading on "pop culture."
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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 08:00:55 PM »

Personally, I believe that if it has meaning for you, why not? In the past, I've utilized something called kuji-in, a Japanese martial arts chant/practice, which I was first exposed to in an anime I watch.
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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 09:24:54 PM »

Feldrin who floats around here has a mad genius for thought form magic, he is creating his own grimoire. His he invents himself and puts much of his thought into them. The reason things like this can work at a deeper level is that types of energy are types of energy. It does not matter what you call lightening it is still lightening, a tornado is a tornado. The thought form connects to the power it represents.
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Re: Pop Culture Paganism
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 10:52:57 PM »

I've actually only just recently encountered PCP while scrolling through Tumblr. I really have no say on it one way or another. I guess if it works for someone, let them have it. Our views on divinity are our own and whose to say Cthulu [or insert other pop culture reference here] as an icon is invalid?
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